• Vera M. SchäferEmail author
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An ion trap experiment consists of the trap and vacuum system, as well as systems to control the ions and the environment. The ion trap is housed in a vacuum chamber, surrounded by coils to produce and orient the desired magnetic field. For controlling the ions we use multiple lasers as well as microwaves and RF. Information is obtained from the ions by measuring their fluorescence, detected by either an EMCCD camera, or an APD detector.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clarendon Laboratory, Department of PhysicsUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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